Skinny jeans, heels bad for your health?
February 22, 2012 (WPVI) -- Skinny jeans and sky-high heels are a fashion staple for many. But new research shows those designer digs may be more hazardous than hot.
A study published in the Wall Street Journal revealed tight pants can pinch sensitive nerves in the thigh, leading to pain or a burning sensation.
Skinny jeans have also been linked to digestive problems and even blood clots. The same goes for body slimmers, such as Spanx or waist-cinching belts. If they're worn too tightly, the compression can also cause nerve problems and stomach aches.
Also, those who consistently wear heels 2 inches or higher are at risk for bunions, numbness, and even fractures. Doctors recommend taking daily breaks.
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